I got involved with the City when I walked precincts to oppose Levi's Stadium (Measure J). I got more involved when I saw how weak our Climate Action plan was in 2013. That prompted me to apply to be on the Planning Commission. I've now served on the Planning commission for 5 years and I have made a significant difference to make our City better. But planning commissioners can only rule on a project based on whether it complies with the existing General Plan and Zoning Code. We cannot make or set policy. Real change like increasing the amount of affordable housing or getting public art happens at the City Council level.
Suds and I started the Wilcox Robotics after-school program in 2014. Suds is great to work with because he is smart, hardworking, and careful with resources and finances. He puts effort in everything he does. He has been a wonderful planning commissioner and would be an excellent addition to the city council. I would love to serve with him. -- Karen Hardy, Santa Clara Vice Mayor